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Two children are lost in the confusion of age and maturity. Their encounter will change their slow-moving surroundings and lead all the human beings who cross the path of their dreamlike journey.


Damien Montaron


Damien Montaron (creator)
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Credited cast:
Fabien Bondil Fabien Bondil ... Pamphile
Edina Dzogovic Edina Dzogovic ... Amaranthe
Jean-Jacques Parquier Jean-Jacques Parquier ... The Father
Philibert Parquier Philibert Parquier ... Théo
Anne Prost-Cossio Anne Prost-Cossio ... Césarine


In a lost town, an unexpected encounter between a grown-up and a child is going to change their slow-moving surroundings. The first is a ten year old boy, the other is three times older. One has to run away to construct himself, while the other has to return to his origins to reconstruct himself. On the deck of an old boat which has run aground, these two Little Princes, lost in the confusion of age and maturity, are searching for ways to relieve the world, the very world which is sinking around them. With their naivety, these two beings give us a lesson in altruism. The result of this quest through imagination is a strange invention. A dreamlike machine which will perturb the life of the town's people, and which will give two free spirits the possibility to make their dream come true. Chaplin was right, our tragedies have the importance we give them. Because everything becomes so beautiful, when the adults finally put on a child smile. Everything is so light when houses begin to ... Written by Damien Montaron

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Short | Fantasy



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Release Date:

2 December 2008 (France) See more »


Box Office


€6,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Collectif Alteréaliste See more »
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Technical Specs



Color (HDV)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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All of the 244 shots of the film were touched up or entirely composed on computer. Yet, no CGI was created as such. Only digimatte paintings was used, made up from real elements. More than 2000 photos were taken to complete the actual shots of the film (houses, boats, fields, fabrics, marbles, etc.) See more »

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fairy tale
30 September 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A too familiar fairy tale. About a boy and his friend. About generosity and childhood. About toys. And about a town. And, sure, about the fragility of happiness. The source of seduction - the well crafted universe. And the wise manner to present, in easy clothes, near reality. And to call the fragments of dream and fiction and desire. In the best package. A film for remind fundamental small stuffs. In lovely manner. With precise delicacy. Like an old memory inside every viewer.

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